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Designing Analytics to Support Team Learning

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Abstract

Team learning has become an essential activity in both professional and educational contexts. Learning analytics offers promising opportunities to support team learning by making information about group processes available to teams in real time to help them learn how to interact more productively. The design of team analytics requires three sets of critical decisions: the choices of metrics, the ways in which these metrics are presented, and how the analytics are implemented. This chapter describes four guiding principles for navigating this decision space in ways that produce relevant, understandable, and actionable analytics to support team learning.

Application of the principles is illustrated in a design case of creating analytics for a discussion-based online course. The chapter concludes by describing the uptake of and student responses to the analytics in a pilot implementation and considering lessons learned for the design of team learning analytics.

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  • Team learning
  •  Learning analytics
  • Team analytics design
  •  Design principles

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The authors would like to thank Trang Thi Thuy Tran for her assistance with designing and revising the discussion forum analytic report.

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Li, Q., Jung, Y., Wise, A.F., Sommer, S., Axelrod, V.G. (2021). Designing Analytics to Support Team Learning. In: Campbell, L.O., Hartshorne, R., DeMara, R.F. (eds) Perspectives on Digitally-Mediated Team Learning. Educational Communications and Technology: Issues and Innovations. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77614-5_8

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